# prime

### PronunciationEdit

## AdjectiveEdit

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- (
*usually before a noun*) If something is**prime**, it is best, most important, most suitable, or in some way number one.*Canada is a***prime**example of a multicultural country.*He was the***prime**suspect in the murder investigation.

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## NounEdit

- (
*countable*) The**prime**is the best part of something.*He was killed at the***prime**of his life.

- (
*countable*) (*mathematics*) A**prime**is a number that can be evenly divided only by one and itself.*The first six***primes**are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, and 13.

- (
*countable*) A**prime**is something that primes something else.

## VerbEdit

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- (
*transitive*) If you**prime**something, you get it ready to do something.*The coach has***primed**them for the game.

- (
*psychology*) to manipulate, in a subtle manner, people's decision-making by use of symbols, location, etc.